ADB stands for “Android Debug Bridge” which connects the Android device to a PC. It is very useful for developers as it debugs the Android device. You can use a USB cable or connect it wirelessly. Although using a USB cable is easier, it would be good to try to connect the ADB wirelessly.
Things you need to have:
- Android device (e.g. smartphone or tablet).
- Installed ADB driver.
- ADB app for PC (e.g. Minimal ADB and Fastboot).
- USB Cable.
- WiFi (WLAN) connection.
Steps to connect the Android device to a PC wirelessly:
- Make sure the Android device and the PC are connected to the same network.
- Enable USB debugging in Developer Options in Settings.
- Connect the device to the PC with a USB cable.
- Open the Minimal ADB and Fastboot app.
- Input the command “ADB devices”.
- If the device is detected, you may proceed to the next step.
- Make sure you remember the TCPIP port.
- Check the Android device, if you are asked to allow the PC to debug the device, allow it.
- Check the device IP address on the Settings and tap on the About phone menu.
- Find the Status option, then tap it. You can see your IP address here.
- Go back to the ADB command on PC, then enter the command “ADB connect [IP address: port number]”. For example, “192.168.1.1:5037”.
- If you forgot the port number or you just want to change it, you can use the command “ADB TCPIP [port number]”. For instance, “ADB TCPIP 5555”.
After you’re done, enter the command “ADB disconnect”.
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